Echovirus Antibodies ECHAB

Method(s) Semi-Quantitative Serum Neutralization
Specimen Required
Collect

One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: one plain red top tube or CSF.

Transport

1 mL serum at 2-8°C. (Min: 0.3 mL)

Remarks

Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Acute and convalescent samples must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples. Please mark samples plainly as "ACUTE" or "CONVALESCENT."

Stability

Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).

Unacceptable Conditions Plasma
Schedule Mon-Fri
Billing Code 5010739
CPTCode 86658 x 5
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Echovirus 6: Less than 1:10

Echovirus 7: Less than 1:10

Echovirus 9: Less than 1:10

Echovirus 11: Less than 1:10

Echovirus 30: Less than 1:10

Interpretive Data: Single positive antibody titers of greater than or equal to 1:80 may indicate past or current infection. Seroconversion or an increase in titers between acute and convalescent sera of at least fourfold is considered strong evidence of current or recent infection.

No Appointment Necessary
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